Barnes & Noble Review Celebrates Two Years

Barnes & Noble Marks the Anniversary with New Design and Expanded Features

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New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2009

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced today that the Barnes & Noble Review on Barnes & Noble.com is celebrating its second anniversary. The B&N Review is an online destination for readers seeking daily intelligence on the world of books, including industry-heralded book reviews, columns, interviews, and features from a wide range of established and acclaimed critics, reviewers, authors, and artists. To mark its anniversary, the Review site has a new design, expanded editorial features, and community tools.

The new community platform allows reader commenting and a full array of social network sharing options. Two new blogs are debuting as part of the re-launch:

  • Daybook, a daily chronicle of literary and cultural history
  • In the Margin, the Review's editors' blog

Popular existing Review features, such as The Long List, Five Books, and Guest Books, have also been refreshed on the new platform.

To celebrate its second anniversary, the Review is currently featuring entries from literary luminaries including:

  • Peter Hamill on E. L. Doctorow's new novel, Homer & Langley, based on the fabled New Yorkers, the Collyer Brothers
  • Former New Yorker and Random House editor Daniel Menaker's incisive look at the perilous state of contemporary book publishing, "Redactor Agonistes"
  • Sarah Weinman on Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol
  • Bestselling novelist Jennifer Weiner's take on former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni's memoir, Born Round
  • Maud Newton on Lorrie Moore's long-awaited new novel, A Gate at the Stairs

Later this month, Ms. Weinman will join the Review's impressive roster of columnists, debuting a monthly mystery column, The Criminalist. Other popular Review columns include:

  • Drawn to Read, innovative illustrated book reviews by cartoonist Ward Sutton
  • Reading Romance by bestselling romance novelist Eloisa James
  • The Thinking Read by philosopher A. C. Grayling
  • Library Without Walls by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda
  • Rock & Roll & by legendary music critic Robert Christgau
  • The Speculator by science fiction maven Paul Di Filippo
  • Reader's Diary by critic Brooke Allen

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 774 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble is the nation's top bookseller brand for the sixth year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand's performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features hundreds of thousands of titles in its eBookstore. Customers can buy and read eBooks on a wide range of platforms, including the iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry® smartphones, as well as most Windows® and Mac® laptops or full-sized desktop computers.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: BarnesandNobleInc.com.

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